That part-time employees, who are members of the General Synod Pension Plan and the Lay Retirement Plan and who work a minimum of 20 hours a week, be included in the package with a $25,000 ceiling in the life insurance component. CARRIED #16-10-89
Mr. Douglas Reeves abstained from voting on the above motion.
The referred motion (see page 16) was presented with a revision to the last two lines of paragraph #1. The motion now reads:
That members of the General Synod Pension Plan who retire after 31/12/89 be continued under EHC/Vision/Dental coverage, for themselves, their surviving spouses and eligible dependent children, with the Pension Committee working out the details of how premium costs will be funded;
that dioceses, which now have such coverage for retired members, spouses and eligible dependent children, be encouraged to maintain such coverage on the current basis; and
that other dioceses be encouraged to provide such coverage for their present retired members, their surviving spouses and eligible dependent children. CARRIED #43-10-89
The Reverend B.H.W. Howe introduced the presentation and requested the Very Reverend J.A. Munroe to speak to the section of the Long Range Planning Committee report entitled "Spirituality in the Anglican Church of Canada: A Survey Analysis".
Dr. Andrew Harvey of the regional and Urban Studies Centre, Institute of Public Affairs, Dalhousie University, led members of Synod through the content of the report, as he reviewed statistics shown with the aid of the overhead projector.
That the words "the prayer life" be deleted and the words "life of prayer and scripture study" be inserted in their place. CARRIED
The motion now reads:
That this General Synod commend the report on Spirituality to the House of Bishops and to the Doctrine and Worship Committee for study and especially to consider whether new programs should be initiated to strengthen and increase the life of prayer and scripture study of Canadian Anglicans.
That, where a premium subsidy to the Pension Office on behalf of any diocese is necessary, the subsidy be paid first from the claims fluctuations reserve and then, if further funds are required, from the General Assessment Budget.
The above motion was referred to the Expenditures Committee. (See page 36)
The motion referred (see page 17) to the Expenditures Committee was presented with the last two lines deleted. The motion now reads:
That, where a premium subsidy to the Pension Office on behalf of any diocese is necessary, the subsidy be paid from the claims fluctuations reserve. CARRIED #44-10-89